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CBD vs. CBN: What’s the Difference?

By September 6, 2018April 25th, 2022No Comments

If you’ve ever visited one of California’s marijuana stores or taken a look at People’s OC online inventory, you’ve probably noticed a variety of items that contain CBD or CBN. Are you a recreational user eager to learn more about the beneficial effects of weed, or just looking for discomfort-relieving products at recreational dispensaries California has to offer? From balms and capsules, to candy bars and oil cartridges, to eye drops and transdermal patches, CBN- and CBD-based medicinal marijuana comes in a huge number of shapes and flavors.

The difference between CBD- and CBN-based products is the cause of a common dilemma for many visiting California for its marijuana-related tourism, whether they, for instance, need headache relief or just something to take the edge off. This article helps you decide between CBD and CBN.

What do these letters even mean?

CBD stands for cannabidiol, while CBN is short for cannabinol. CBD and CBN belong to a group of chemical compounds known as cannabinoids. There are 113 different cannabinoids (CBC, CBT, CBL, THCA, THCV, and so on), but by far the most famous of them is THC. Its psychedelic effects are synonymous with recreational marijuana use, and California recreational dispensaries sell it in many different forms.

CBN and CBD products that are found at recreational dispensaries California serve an entirely different purpose. Read on to discover how they can improve your life.

What can CBN and CBD do for me?

CBN and CBD share many of their beneficial effects. Both can be used to treat pain, seizures, insomnia, and inflammation. CBD has also been proven to function as a bone stimulant, an antispasmodic, an antidepressant, and an immunosuppressive.

Furthermore, CBD has been successfully used in the treatment of mental and physical problems such as anxiety, nausea, osteoporosis, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder.

CBN has no side effects, but can affect your liver’s ability to process other medication. Because of this, CBD should not be taken together with antibiotics or blood pressure medicine.

Will CBD get me high?

No. In the world of cannabinoids, CBD is the mortal enemy of THC. It will prevent you from getting high even if you take it together with THC. This is intentional. CBD products such as oils, balms, and capsules sold at recreational dispensaries California are made from cannabis strains specifically grown because they contain a high percentage of CBD and a low percentage of THC.

What about CBN?

CBN has psychoactive effects, but they are extremely mild. If you take specialized CBN products that contain a high percentage of cannabinoid, CBN will affect you like a powerful sedative. In the majority of cases, however, users do not experience noticeable psychoactive effects.

Recreational dispensaries California that sell CBN and CBD?

Looking for the best place to buy and learn more about CBN and CBD? People’s OC is among the biggest recreational dispensaries California has to offer. Our pleasant, knowledgeable staff is eager to answer your questions and help you choose the medicinal marijuana that best suits your needs. We will be your new go-to dispensary in Orange County.